The Heroine's Journey - G. Miki Hayden

In search for a Heroine's Journey in literature, as opposed to the Hero's Journey so often found, Gwen sets out on her own Heroine's Journey while also somehow interacting with her ancestor Guin who's trapped in the Middle Ages as she's trying very hard not to become England's next queen.


I hope you can see when looking at the above description I was a bit confused with the story. Or at least, it didn't really make a lot of sense to me. I missed some explanations as to what was going on. I mean, if they were able to communicate because Gwen is Guin's descendent, then why does she only see Guin? There must have been many generations before her. Why not them?


It was a very quick and fast paced read, I finished it in a few hours. The stories of the two girls were, when I managed to distinguish between them as their names are so similar, okay, although they were quite standard. The Medieval girl who wants to have a choice. I though Gwen lost focus on the Heroine's Project very fast in favour of the romance sub-plot. Unfortunately.


All in all, it had a great premise, but I'm not sure I like the execution...


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!